Satisfactory Academic Progress
Fall 2016 Semester SAP Appeals are due to the Office of Financial Aid by Wednesday, August 3, 2016, by 5:00p.m. EST. All appeals that are received after deadline date will be reviewed (delayed review) when committee reconvene after Fall enrollment add/drop period (after September 2, 2016).
The Office of Financial Aid is required by federal and state regulations to monitor the academic progress of all financial aid recipients. Financial aid applicants must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy as a condition of continued eligibility. Academic progress of all financial aid recipients are required to be tracked from the first date of enrollment, whether or not financial aid was received.
The Office of Financial Aid evaluates student academic progress at the beginning of each award year. Students are evaluated on the basis of grade point average (g.p.a.), completion ratio (attempted vs. passed), and maximum time frame limitation. Financial Aid recipients are required to be in good standing and to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degree/certificate requirements for each semester in which they are enrolled.
Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress may result in the cancellation of financial aid awards which include: Federal Pell. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Program, Federal Work Study, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan programs ( Subsidized, Unsubsidized, PLUS), University Grants (Mission and Diversity) and State Grants/scholarships and all other programs which require the monitoring of academic progress.